Saturday, January 30, 2010

gentle and stark...

sigh...this week has been one from .....you know...

with newborn calves getting sick and dying...

with somebody running through our cattle corrals in the middle of the night and not letting us know...still haven't heard from the person, you would think they would say...hey, it was an accident; i can come over and fix the fence for you...

not one word...

with some things with family...

i am dishearted today...

it leaves me thinking about life...

what is important...

what i want to be known for...

what i want to be remembered for...

i found this amazing photographer through etsy...

awakes...



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she rescues broken bits and writes messages on them...

then attaches the altered bits to abandoned buildings, barns, and tumbled down houses...

she recreates the broken bits and long forgotten structures...

into something beautiful...

she leaves her mark and message behind...



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what delicate messages...reminding us...what is important...

i wonder about my messages...

i want to leave simple, beautifully stark, honest messages wherever i go....

strong, brave, graceful, messages...

i don't want to radiate a residue of disheartenment...



7 comments:

Jackie said...

I found your post so poignant. Things will look up and you just have to keep who you are and what's important to you in your heart. That photography is amazing! I love the Rosaries in Los Angeles picture on her etsy shop. I'll be sending you good thoughts!

Martha said...

I'm so sorry all of that happened...

beautifully written ~ you are exactly right about leaving messages...I loved every word!

Tracey said...

Kristin ~

So sorry to hear you're having a rough week (and with baby calves dying it really does sound rough...and sad)! Thinking about you and sending a big hug and positive wishes for a better new week ahead!!!

T

christina @ sage creek said...

sweet girl...
what you may not realize is you are already leaving your mark on the world, just by sharing your beautiful spirit... your beautiful, honest, brave -AND- graceful spirit.

**and by the way, your blog gets more and more beautiful every time i visit.**

hugs -
christina

Skip and Faun said...

Kristin,
It's funny that right after I told Elva exactly what I think of you, I would read this amazing post! In my mind, what you will be known for, among many other things is... you're a great mother, you are KIND to everyone and sincerely make people feel like they are a great friend, your creativeness, you're generosity, your love of books (you will ALWAYS be the best librarian in the WORLD in my daughter's eyes)... honestly, plain and simple, you're a DOLL! This post is beautifully written... you'll also be known as someone that can express themselves in an amazing way.
--Faun

Seth said...

What a great idea and such sensational photographs! Thanks for sharing this.

Pamela said...

i'm so sorry that happened to you--how disappointing.

i love what you had to say about what kind of messages you'll be leaving someday. very thought provoking. and i love that artist's work...so simple, so profound.

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